The Utah Jazz’s broadcast talent lineup just picked up a major acquisition.
Utah native Holly Rowe, who’s spent 25 of her nearly 30 years in the broadcasting business with ESPN and ABC, will be an analyst on the Jazz talent lineup for the 2021-22 season, the organization announced Friday.
“We are excited to add someone with as much versatility, insight and storytelling experience as Holly to our broadcast,” Jazz chief marketing officer Bart Sharp said in a news release. “In addition to having profound local ties in our state, Holly is also a well-respected and established national sports broadcaster which we feel will give our fans a unique perspective on our franchise.”
Rowe will continue to work as an ESPN and ABC commentator this season, in addition to her work as a Jazz analyst. She will join the game night broadcast team that includes Craig Bolerjack, the play-by-play TV voice of the Jazz, and former Jazzman Thurl Bailey.
Rowe is a graduate of the University of Utah and has spent nearly three decades covering sports, including including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NCAA and World Cup soccer. In August, Rowe was promoted to sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday night college football game broadcasts, joining Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit.
Rowe’s addition to the Jazz broadcast also appears to mark the end of former Jazzman Matt Harpring’s time as a color commentator. Harpring had served in that role since 2010.